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The Angel Tree

Daphne Benedis-Grab


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A heartwarming Christmas mystery!

Every Christmas in the small town of Pine River, a tree appears in the town square-the Angel Tree. Some people tie wishes to the tree, while others make those wishes come true. Nobody's ever known where the tree comes from, but the mystery has always been part of the tradition's charm.

This year, however, four kids who have been helped-Lucy, Joe, Max, and Cami-are determined to solve the mystery and find out the true identity of the town's guardian angel, so that Pine River can finally thank the person who brought the Angel Tree to their town.

This is a perfect holiday read, full of friendship, discovery, and loads of Christmas cheer!

Praise For The Angel Tree

Praise for The Angel Tree:

"Full of the type of warmth and good cheer found in favorite holiday movies... Benedis-Grab's lively tale spotlights the time-honored tradition-and can-do citizens-that make a small town great, even in the face of financial struggle.... As the kids puzzle through clues, they discover things that bring them closer to their families, neighbors, and each other-all in time for a satisfying, celebratory reveal." - Publishers Weekly

"The Rockwellian-with-issues setting enhances the cozy small-town feel... this is a pleasant story in which kids learn life lessons from one another. Part mystery and part holiday high jinks, this will be a little gift to readers who enjoyed Dean Pitchford's Nickel Bay Nick (2013)." - Booklist

"This quick tale of generosity is as warm and simple as a Christmas postcard." - Kirkus Reviews

"A satisfying read on many levels-misunderstandings are resolved, lessons are learned, friendships evolve, and positive behavior is rewarded. Be sure to have a box of tissues handy." - School Library Journal

Scholastic Press, 9780545613781, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 2014

About the Author

Daphne Benedis-Grab is the author of the middle grade novel The Angel Tree and the young adult novel Alive and Well in Prague, New York. Her short stories have appeared in American Girl Magazine. She earned an MFA at The New School and is an adjunct professor at McDaniel College. She lives in New York City with her husband, two kids, and a cat who has been known to keep her computer warm while she is away from her desk. Visit her at